The diminutive reptiles known as efts are a common sight in Bibiki Bay. With a prominent dorsal spike, a crocodile-like jaw, and their constant location near water, it's safe to assume that they feed primarily on fish and crustaceans along the beach, but may occasionally snack on unattended bird eggs and unsuspecting rarabs. Much to the delight of beach-going adventurers, these little lizards are not aggressive, but they will defend one another if they see one of their own attacked. Don't be fooled by their small stature; with needle-like teeth, a powerful tail and toxic saliva, they can easily overwhelm a cocky adventurer.

With all that in mind, why would anyone attack them? Eft skin is remarkably durable and lightweight, which is why it is applied with animas to create a unique armor set designed to combat the emptiness. It may not sound like much, but these little aquatic lizards lend a helping hand, in this case skin, to stopping the spread of the emptiness.

Family Information
Type: Lizards
Subfamilies: Tarichuk
Common Behavior: L, H
Common Job(s): Warrior
Charmable: Able to be charmed
Pankration: Able to be captured
Aspir: Eks.gif
Drain: Susceptible to Drain

Special Attacks

Special Abilities Promathia Areas Aht Urhgan Areas Abyssea Pankration
Geist Wall - AoE Dispel. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Cyclotail - AoE damage. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown
Toxic Spit - Single target Poison (ignores Utsusemi). CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Numbing Noise - Frontal AoE Stun (ignores Utsusemi). CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif
Nimble Snap - Single target damage. CheckCheck.gif CheckCheck.gif Unknown Unknown
Note: Notorious Monsters in this family may use all of the above and/or additional unique special abilities.

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Intulo Lottery Spawn of one Eft around the dock after at least one hour. 46-47 Bibiki Bay
Sarcophilus Spawned by trading Ripped Eft Skin to ??? @ (G-9) Information Needed Abyssea - Konschtat
Splacknuck Lottery Spawn of one of two Tartarus Efts on top of the hill at (F-6). 69 Bibiki Bay
Whiro Timed Spawn among the Terminus Eft at (K-7) every 10 - 15 minutes Information Needed Abyssea - Attohwa

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: Race Runner (ENM - Like the Wind)

Salvage NMs: Night Eft

Delve NMs: Fugacious Eft

Other NMs: Tatzelwurm (Moblin Maze Mongers)

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Eft 33 - 36 Bibiki Bay
Tartarus Eft 76 - 78 Bibiki Bay
Canyon Eft 78 - 80 Abyssea - Tahrongi
Hypnos Eft 80 - 82 Bibiki Bay
Nightmare Eft 82 - 85 Dynamis - Buburimu
Razorback Unknown Abyssea - Konschtat
Terminus Eft Unknown Abyssea - Attohwa
Baleful Tarichuk 100 - 102 Rala Waterways
Unrelenting Eft 100 - 102 Rala Waterways
Erythemic Eft 101 - 102 Moh Gates
Tundra Eft 102 - 103 Morimar Basalt Fields
Bellicose Tarichuk Information Needed Foret de Hennetiel
Unyielding Tarichuk Information Needed Dho Gates

Historical Background

Eft is the term for an immature newt. Newts are brightly-colored salamanders. They are known for their ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, and spinal cords. Many produce toxins through skin secretions. Newts were originally known as efts, but at some point in the history of the word, it came to be spelled euft, and then later ewt, but eventually became newt from there. Now, eft only refers to just-metamorphosed juveniles.

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